Covid-19 is affecting us all but Prospect Hospice remains operational in order to support the increasing number of our community needing end of life support. Here you'll find lots of information about the virus and information and advice that we think will help you at this time.
Prospect Hospice has been providing end of life care to the people of Swindon and north east Wiltshire for over 40 years. Find out more about where we've come from and who we are here.
Find out about the range of end-of-life care services that we offer to patients and their families. These are designed to provide compassionate, personalised support during every stage of a life-limiting illness in every kind of care setting, to anyone who needs it, free of charge.
We couldn’t do what we do without considerable support from our local community. Find out all the different ways in which you can support Prospect Hospice, including fundraising, volunteering and purchasing from our shops. All contributions are greatly appreciated.
During the Covid-19 outbreak our doors are open wider than normal as we support people across Swindon and north east Wiltshire in their own homes, delivering an increasing volume of end of life support services to our patients, their families and loved ones in the community.
Prospect Hospice has ensured Covid-19 risk assessments have been carried out in all areas of our charity. Where required, adjustments have been made to ensure working environments are as Covid-19 secure as is practically possible.
The safety of our patients, their families, our staff, volunteers, customers and supporters is paramount. We work closely with all relevant authorities and advisory bodies to ensure we are following current guidelines, implementing any changes as necessary.
We are asking people not to come to the main hospice building at this time, and to phone us if you need our support.
As part of our role, we believe it’s essential that you are armed with the right information and support at this time, therefore please find below a range of information and advice that we think will be of help from us and some of our partners. Should you still need to contact us, our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to support you. Please find our contact details here.
COVID-19 has dominated the news for a while now and those of you who are supporting people who are receiving end of life care will have many questions.
Symptoms of the virus include a cough, fever and shortness of breath. These symptoms can be more severe in people with weakened immune systems, older people and those with long term conditions.
The people Prospect Hospice cares for throughout Swindon and north Wiltshire represent an exceptionally vulnerable group. Prospect Hospice will continue to follow government guidelines when determining necessary steps to protect staff, volunteers, and patients.
Further to this, the hospice has taken the decision to postpone all events being held at the hospice and outside events involving a large number of people. These are:
We have also taken the decision to close our remembrance garden to the public at this time but, on a more positive note, our shops are beginning to open.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation. We greatly value and need the support of local people at this time and, whilst we welcome donations, due to the current situation, we are not accepting monetary donations in the hospice’s main building or any donations at our shops. If you would like to send a vital donation and support the hospice, you can donate online here.
For information regarding our privacy notice regarding Covid-19 for patients, services, careers and family members please click here.
Further information is available on the government website which is updated daily.
Prospect Hospice is a working name of Prospect Hospice Limited. Registered Office: Moormead Road, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9BY. A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (1494909) and a charity registered in England and Wales (280093)Website designed & built by Boson Web